History & Culture

Get to know Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States, activist, and one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century. As wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she played a key role in leading the nation through two national crises, the Great Depression and World War II. Through her activism and post-war diplomacy, she played a key role in the development of civil and human rights for all people.

 
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Eleanor Roosevelt

The biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, her personal life, activism, and influence as world leader.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

The biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his personal life and rise to the presidency.

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It's Up to the Women

Eleanor Roosevelt: Champion of Women's Rights and Activism

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An Overview of Val-Kill

A Brief History of the Val-Kill Property.

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Stories

Featured stories on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt

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People

The Roosevelt family and the friends and political associates that frequented Hyde Park.

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Collections

Selections from the park's museum collection.

Last updated: May 24, 2021

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